exterior - external

'exterior'
The exterior of a building or vehicle is the outside part of it.

The church is famous for its exterior.

You're supposed to keep your car exterior in good condition.

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Exterior is often used as an adjective in front of a noun to refer to an outside part of a building or vehicle.

The aerial can be fixed to an exterior wall.

...the exterior bodywork.

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'external'
External can be used in front of a noun to refer to an outside part of a building.

...external walls.

...external doorways.

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External can be used in front of other nouns to refer to things which happen, come from, or exist outside a place or area of activity.

Death rates drop because of external factors.

They did it in response to external pressures.

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You cannot use exterior in this way.
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • exterior — (Del lat. exterĭor, ōris). 1. adj. Que está por la parte de fuera. U. t. c. s.) 2. Dicho de una habitación o de una vivienda: Que tiene vistas a la calle. U. t. c. s.) 3. Perteneciente o relativo a otros países, por contraposición a nacional e… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • exterior — adjetivo 1. Que está situado en la parte de afuera: Ocurrió en el espacio exterior de la casa. Le dio un golpe en el lado exterior del capó. 2. Área: política Que tiene relación con otros países: comercio exterior, política exterior. 3. Área …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • exterior — (adj.) 1520s, from L. exterior, comp. of exterus on the outside, outward, outer, of another country, freign, itself a comparative of ex out of (see EX (Cf. ex )). As a noun from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • Exterior — (Bot.), äußerlich gelegen. Extérieur (fr., spr. Exterlöhr), das Äußere, äußeres Ansehen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • exterior — index extrinsic, peripheral, periphery, semblance, specious, superficial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exterior — |eis...ô| adj. 1. Que forma a superfície, o lado ou a parte de fora. 2. Que está por fora ou do lado de fora. 3. Que está fora de quem fala. 4. Relativo aos países estrangeiros. 5. Superficial; aparente. 6. Que se manifesta ou se vê. • s. m. 7. O …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • exterior — ► ADJECTIVE 1) forming, situated on, or relating to the outside. ► NOUN ▪ the outer surface or structure of something. DERIVATIVES exteriorly adverb. ORIGIN Latin, from exter outer …   English terms dictionary

  • exterior — (Del lat. exterior, comparativo de exterus, externo.) ► adjetivo 1 Que está en la parte de fuera de una cosa: ■ la cocina tiene una ventana exterior. SINÓNIMO externo ANTÓNIMO interior 2 Se aplica a la vivienda o habitación que tiene ventanas que …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • exterior — EXTERIÓR1, exterioare, s.n. Partea din afară a unui lucru. ♦ Mod de a se prezenta al unui persoane ca fizionomie, îmbrăcăminte, ţinută etc. [pr.: ri or] – fr. extérieur (lat. lit. exterior). Trimis de Zavaidoc, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DLRM  EXTERIÓR2 …   Dicționar Român

  • exterior — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 outside of a building ADJECTIVE ▪ elegant VERB + EXTERIOR ▪ clean, decorate, paint PREPOSITION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • exterior — [[t]ɪkstɪ͟əriə(r)[/t]] exteriors 1) N COUNT: usu sing The exterior of something is its outside surface. In one ad the viewer scarcely sees the car s exterior... The exterior of the building was a masterpiece of architecture, elegant and graceful …   English dictionary

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